Christ Church House: Christ Church Grammar School Principals Residence
Client: Christ Church Grammar School, Perth – Principal's Residence
Architects: Donaldson & Warn (now With_Architecture Studio)
Artist: Pamela Gaunt
Fabricator: All Glass Abstractions
Location: Claremont, Perth, Western Australia
Date: 2008–9

Design Concept
The architects Donaldson & Warn, commissioned a glass screen for the upper level of Christchurch Grammar School Principle’s Residence to reduce sunlight and also add privacy. The four glass panels are the result of hand cutting stencils on one side of the glass and the ‘positive’ shape is removed and placed slightly off register on the reverse side of the glass. Both sides are sandblasted. Infrequent blue vinyl shapes are featured across the screen and become part of the shifting shadow patterns on the interior walls at certain times of the day.

The large sandblasted patterned glass screens play a dual aesthetic and functional role. They act as a privacy screen and a UV filter, but simultaneously project a continuously changing reflective pattern onto the interior space. The patternation is punctuated by intermittent, transparent blue circular sections that are also part of the interior reflections. The screens are intended as ephemeral pieces that change according to seasonal and daily weather conditions.

Materials:
Glass - Screens x 4
10mm Toughened Starfire glass – with flat polished edges Double sided sandblasted with garnet blasting and sealed.
Dimensions: End panels: 1980 x 1340mm | Middle panels: 1980 x 1140mm
Individually hand-cut stencils

Photographer Robert Frith, Acorn, unless otherwise stated.

Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
CC House - nocturnal contextual shot.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
External view of glass screens.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Internal view of glass screens.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Internal view of glass installation.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Internal view of glass installation showing wall shadow reflections. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Internal view of glass installation.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Detail internal view of glass installation.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Detail internal view of glass installation showing occasional blue elements. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Detail internal view of glass installation showing double sided sandblasting. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Installation in progress of glass screens.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Installation in progress of glass screens.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Installation in progress of glass screens.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Installation in progress of glass screens.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Installation in progress of glass screens.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Installation in progress of glass screens.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Installation in progress of glass screens.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
Installation in progress of glass screens.
Photo: The artist..
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of hand-cut masking out process by the artist, prior to sandblasting. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of hand-cut masking out process by the artist, prior to sandblasting. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of hand-cut masking out process by the artist, prior to sandblasting. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of hand-cut masking out process by the artist, prior to sandblasting. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of hand-cut masking out process by the artist, prior to sandblasting. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of hand-cut masking out process by the artist, prior to sandblasting. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of hand-cut masking out process by the artist, prior to sandblasting. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of glass screens after sandblasting at All Glass Abstractions factory.  Photo: The artist..
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of glass screens after sandblasting at All Glass Abstractions factory. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt – Christchurch Grammar School
View of glass screens after sandblasting at All Glass Abstractions factory. Photo: The artist.

CONTACT

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